9 Oct 2015

Klopp Revolution: £50m attacker explains why Liverpool fans should be excited. Possible transfer?

Over the last few days, some of the biggest names in German football have lavished praise on new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, and according to the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Stefan Effenberg, Joachim Low, and Mats Hummels, Klopp is 'one of the best' managers in Europe, if not the world. Now, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has joined the chorus of approval for his former boss.

Speaking to reports on Thursday, £50m-rated Lewandowski outlined several things Reds fans can expect during the Klopp regime:

* Promoting from within

"He can spot talent, and he will use talent no matter the age. He has one eye on the academy players, who are good enough for him to use".

* Player improvement

"It doesn’t matter if you are playing at a high level, he [Klopp] will find something that will make you better. He can and does improve the best players in the world".

Lewandowski also provided an example to underline his point about Klopp's alleged king-making abilities:

“Gotze was taken out of the academy as a teenager, because he [Klopp] saw the talent in him. [Now] he is one of the best players in the world, and scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final".

I'm not sure Gotze is one of the 'best players in the world' (!), but Lewandowski's underlying point is clear: Klopp will utilise Liverpool's academy, and with the abundance of talent available, that can only be a good thing.

It should also mean that Joao Carlos Teixeira is finally given a chance to prove himself. Under Rodgers, the Portuguese was granted just eight minutes of pitch time in three years, which is an absolute disgrace.

If, however, Klopp also ignores Teixeira, then I guess his supporters (myself included) will just have to accept that he's simply not as good as his talent suggests (though I doubt that's the reality).

Another of Rodgers' failings is his abject inability to get the best out of attacking players. Bar Sturridge and Suarez, every attacking player has underperformed on Rodgers' watch, and that needs to change.

If Klopp can get the best out of inconsistent players like Coutinho, Lallana, Origi, and even Markovic and Balotelli (if they return), then Liverpool will have some formidable attacking assets at the club.

As for Lewandowksi - he'd be an absolute dream signing for Liverpool, and he's been linked with the club many times in the past. Klopp managed Lewandowski at Dortmund, so there's a pre-existing relationship there, so here's hoping that Klopp will be able to attract the Polish striker to Anfield at some point in the future...

Author: Jaimie K


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